Wild Rose – Lisianthus and Ornamental Kale Arrangement
with Spinning Gum, Snapdragons and Thryptomene
It’s not all stark and woody in Winter, you know! This week’s box is surprisingly soft and romantic considering the season!
If you choose to ignore the fact that ornamental kale only thrives when the air gets more than a bit nippy, you could almost be fooled into thinking that these are wildflowers picked on the prairie beneath warm spring sunshine.
In fact, that’s exactly where these pretty, pink Lisianthus flowers originally hailed from! Native to North America, now grown locally in Victoria, it’s easy to see why they’re often referred to as a ‘superior rose’.
Gorgeously elegant with soft, ruffled petals and graceful slender stems, The delicate cups of lisianthus make excellent cut flowers due to their exceptionally long vase life. With proper love and care, these gentle petals can last up to two weeks.
When arranged with snaps, lush purple kale flower, spinning gum and branches of native thryptomene, this is a dreamy boho box that sings to the wild romantic in us all.
Here’s what you’ll need.
1 ornamental kale
a mix of gum and thyptomene (or flowering wax)
clean vase and fresh water
sharp scissors or flower shears